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Andy Middleton | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Andy Middleton

With the privilege of starting again, the one thing that I'd change would be to dream wild change a few years earlier, and laugh more loudly at the folk who say it can't be done. They were never going to try in the first place.

The Value of Motivation in Academia

Aslihan Agaoglu | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aslihan Agaoglu

From time to time, my career in the academia reminds me of my grandmother's cooking. She has the ability to make strange mixture of random ingredients come together and make for a delicious dish. On several occasions when I asked my grandmother how this phenomenon occurs, she lowered her voice and said, "There is a secret ingredient."

The Good Days and the Bad Days: How Character Can Get Us Through

KatherinePress | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
KatherinePress

I am a self-acknowledged, self-confessed, self-help junkie. And like any self-help junkie worth her salt, I love a good quote. This week I came across one I reckoned you really ought to know about. "Character is the ability to follow through on a commitment after the initial enthusiasm has passed." Nifty, huh?

Uncovering Your Motivation

Erica Sosna | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

I really love to explore the different kinds of motivations that we all have for our choices in life. Many clients tell me that they have never thought about what the reasoning is behind the choices that they make in life, assuming that most people are motivated by the same things.

10 Best Inspirational Travel and Volunteering Quotes

Frontier | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK
Frontier

People travel for different reasons, but one way you can give your travel meaning is by also volunteering while you are abroad. We encourage every one of you to get out there, explore the world and make your own adventures, memories and most importantly - make an impact...

Adjusting to Nine to Five and Why I'm Not Shooting for the Moon

Ellie Lewis | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

When I think back to my summer, I see colours. Blue skies, turquoise seas, lush green, paired with saffron from the glowing sun in Europe and a smudge of brown from Glastonbury mud. I felt like I was beginning to get my own palette of the world and painting a picture of what it had to offer.

Well, Someone Has to Come Last

Julie Creffield | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

So you nervously lined up at the start of a race this weekend eyeing up your competitors, checking to see if there is anyone of a similar build to you in what I like to call the Fat Runner Scan. You know for sure you won't win but for goodness sake don't let me come last you say to yourself, as you move towards the middle of the starting field in a final attempt to avoid the dreaded last place spot.

4 Reasons Why Stress Can Be Good for You (In Moderation)

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Stress in our modern culture is deemed to be negative; something that only the weak have and the reason for mass depressive illnesses - but what isn't understood or factored is that stress if controlled and managed correctly can improve the quality of your life.

Why Changing Your Attitude Matters

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Dmitry Dmitriev

Yes, there is so much pain due to uncertainty (lots of efforts for no results, etc.), however pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. Instead of complaining being demotivated tweak it to being genuinely curious about upcoming life's gifts.

12 Ways to Stay Motivated to Keep Fit

Susannah Taylor | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

It's tough, sometimes gruelling, but I've discovered the harder you push yourself, the greater the high and sense of achievement afterwards. Oh, and the stomach definition post-two children is definitely worth all those body-shaking planks. When it's raining, cold, you're tired, I know all too well how hard it is to motivate yourself.

Why Do We Lay Awake at Night Dreaming of a Better Life?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

The emotions of want are heavily related to the emotions of connection, the more we are able to connect with others the less likely we are going to stand out and be alone - sadly this fake reality is something most will live up to, often failing to live life by their own consciously aware path, but more-so to comply with another's ideal of how life should be designed and lived.

Finding the Big Happy

Chantelle Smith | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

I've always been slightly obsessed with the pursuit of happiness. Not the movie. The real thing. How do we attain happiness and how do we damn well keep it.

Stop Being an Ugly Duckling

Carol Stewart | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

When we put ourselves down by comparing ourselves to others, it chips away at our self belief, making us believe that we are not good enough or that we will never succeed. We hold on to that belief and it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy because we then lack the confidence to do the things that will bring us the success that we crave.

This Adorable Bathroom Graffiti Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think about typical bathroom graffiti your mind will probably jump to penis pictures and trashy 'RM 4 RZ 4EVA 'N' Alwayz' declarations of teena...

Is This The Most Inspirational Magazine Cover Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most magazines reinforce their cache by the type of celebs they can get on their front covers. But perhaps they've been going about it the wrong w...

The Imposter

Jo Haigh | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Haigh

I stand on stage as many as 80 times a year with audiences as big as a 1,000 and as small as half a dozen. The great and the good, the serious and the less so listening intently often making copious notes, the subject could be anything from Corporate Governance to Corporate Finance or even an insight into my so called success...

21 Quick and Simple Ways of Freeing Up More Time

Jamie Flexman | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

Right, you bunch of lazy bastards. It's time to wake up, slap yourself in the face and realise that you're all living a lie. There is no such thing as not having enough time. It's an excuse, an illusion.

Seven Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

A Touch of the Blues

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

We all at times get a touch of the blues. A day when we get out of bed the wrong side or snap at our partner before the day has even started. If we were to look at the situation from a witnessing standpoint there would be no specific thing that created these blues - they just seem to descend.

Can We Bottle Motivation?

Sue Dewey | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Sue Dewey

I can honestly say that I am motivated by many different things - my family, my friends, a good book, a nice glass of wine, my favourite meal (frankl...

9 Pieces Of Advice We Should Take Now We Are In Our Thirties

Philippa Warr | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The right piece of advice delivered at the right time can prove invaluable. It can be the difference between allowing your problems to overwhelm you a...

Seven Ways to Conquer Fear and Live the Life You Want to Live

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

If you are not living the life you want to be living, then firstly get rid of the idea you can't as generally the biggest obstacle is your mind set, so that has to be changed. The best way to measure success is by your own happiness and if you are not happy take a look at why and how you can begin to make changes.

Why Losing Weight's Like Running the Marathon in Your Head

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Motivation is about a whole lot more than desire, willingness or enthusiasm. It comes from deep within the most powerful recesses of the mind and is at the root of much of what we do - or don't do - in our lives.

10 Things Highly Successful People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Over the years I have done extensive research, read endless authorised biographies, studied body language and carefully observed the communications skills of highly successful people. I learnt it wasn't about luck but about choosing the right attitude, taking action, changing behaviour, taking one step at a time, one goal, one priority at a time, a day at a time.

Is Your Life on Hold?

Bev James | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

It's easy to be swept along with the motions of life. You have an idea about what you want, but life events and circumstances sweep you up and time quickly moves on without your awareness. But how much do you have to let the waves of life drag you along?